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AMAT, with its highest job placement rates in the NY, offers personal, ongoing career assistance to its students and graduates to obtain full-time positions that are best suited to their educational specialty, interests, and abilities. Job placement assistance is lifetime for graduates.

Becoming a Medical Assistant is your chance to widen your job opportunities and make a long-lasting difference in people’s lives.

Medical Terminology
This course introduces the major body structures and functions through the study of medical terminology. Terminology related to diagnosis and treatment is also presented.

Anatomy and Physiology
The course consists of teaching the basic structure and functions of the human body. It also emphasizes on the various systems of the body such as cardiovascular, respiratory, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology, and others. The course will also describe in detail about the most common diseases and disorders corresponding to each system. In addition to the anatomy and physiology, the course also includes the teaching of several medical terms, medical specialties, and medical measurements.

MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS
This course is the basic study of structures and functions of the human body, to include levels of organization, cells and tissues, urinary system, and digestive system. Emphasis is placed on the study of major organs, their function and common diseases associated with them.

Clinical Asepsis
This course addresses clinical asepsis and safety concerns in the anesthesiology environment, including methods for cleaning, highlevel disinfecting, and sterilization of equipment. Topics include first aid training, medical office emergency response, infection control, CPR, OSHA, MSDS, and personal protective equipment.

Computer Applications
Student will learn about the Computer techniques and keyboarding skills Graduates will know the different types of medical software and applications such as Microsoft word, Excel and MR software medsoft17SP3

Clinical Procedures
This course examines clinical procedures common to the medical office, including preparing and positioning patients, determining height and weight, documenting patient histories, setting up and using equipment, and assisting with general and pecialty examinations. Focus will be on practical skill development and adherence to OSHA and PPE guidelines.

Urinalysis and Microbiology
Student will learn about the Assist with Reproductive and Urinary Specialties & Preparedness The Clinical Laboratory & Microbiology & Urinalysis List nine types of urine specimens that can be collected Understand the purpose of routine urinalysis. Describe the steps for collecting a clean-catch urine specimen to other students.

Pharmacology
A study of the classification and administration of medications, with a focus on safety, accuracy, and skill development. Topics include pharmacology mathematics, dosage calculations, medicationpreparation, patient education, common medications and side effects, and proper documentation and inventory.

Human Relations
Student will learn about the Communicate effectively with any healthcare team member Spoke clearly with any healthcare member Write any needed patient notes Listen attentively.

Medical Office Applications
Student will learn about the medical environment in the office, the language of medicine, medical specialties computers in contemporary medicine, the medical staff, the roles of medical professionals, medical ethics, social policy issues. Students will also learn about medical law, and confidentiality issues, patient relations, scheduling, maintaining, and following up appointments, methods of keeping records.  Lastly, Student will learn methods to finding and keeping a job, research employment opportunities, job application process, interviewing for a position, and continuing education.

Health Insurance
Student will learn about the All type of health insurances such as :
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) Preferred provider organizations (PPOs) Point-of-service (POS) plans. High-deductible health plans (HDHPs), which may be linked to health savings accounts (HSAs) Payment of benefits Government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Obama Care, CHP and FHP Types of health insurance claim forms Types of claims Tracking claim forms

Computerized Billing
Students get an overview of medical insurance; learn coding procedures, and insurance billing procedures.  Students also learn through computerized billing simulations how to create, save, retrieve, edit, and maintain patient files.  In addition, post payments to patient accounts, produce insurance claim forms, correct and resubmit rejected claims, produce insurance claim activity reports and enter electronic claims

CAREER Management Skills
Create a well-organized resume Get certificate of  completion for medical assistant program Have a good plan to conduct job search Demonstrate good communication skill at the time of interview Take exam to get register as a RMA through AMT

Phlebotomy
The course concentrates on the proper techniques of blood drawing. It also demonstrates the various methods utilized for blood drawing such as butterfly syringe, needle syringe, and evacuated tube system. The course also consists of describing the terminology used to order laboratory tests and identifying and labeling the parts of the laboratory equipments. The course will teach proper methods of applying gloves, gowns and masks for laboratory procedures. Each student will have the opportunity to practice their phlebotomy skills on mannequin arms and most importantly the students will have an opportunity to practice their technique under the supervision of their instructor.

Electrocardiography
The course begins with a basic description of the major internal and external structures of the heart. It will also describe the major functions of the cardiovascular system, major blood supply of the heart, and electrical conduction pathway of the heart. The instructor will explain the reasons for performing an EKG and also demonstrate the proper method for obtaining a standard EKG rhythm strip. All students will have the opportunity to practice their EKG techniques utilizing a computer based 12 Lead EKG as well as utilizing a 12 Lead EKG machine. It will also emphasize on interpretation of various rhythm abnormalities from EKG strips. The course will describe in detail the EKG characteristics of sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, ventricular rhythms, atrioventricular blocks, and pacemaker rhythms. The course will teach on how to handle and resolve troubleshooting problems that arise when obtaining an EKG reading.

Prerequisites:
High School Diploma, GED, TASC or a foreign country high school diploma (must be in English or translated into English)
Students of Medical Assistant program are encouraged to take the RMA exam given by American Medical Technologists (AMT)

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